Member of the Month

Amanda Schoonmaker

March 2013 Member Spotlight

HYPE Member Since:  2010

Employer: Connecticut Convention Center

Industry/Job Title:  Communications Manager

What she does: I am the Communications Manager at the Connecticut Convention Center, the State’s premier meeting venue and largest full-service convention facility between New York and Boston. I am responsible for raising awareness of the Center within the region, handling everything from website management to public relations. I have been with the Convention Center since 2010, working in Sales prior to my current position. I hold both a Master and Bachelor Degree in Communication from the University of Hartford.

Future Aspirations: I want to travel. I’d love to go to Greece, Morocco, and France.

My favorite thing about HYPE: My favorite thing about being a HYPE member is that you can choose how involved you want to be. When I first became a member, I wasn’t very active. Over the past year, I joined the Social Events Committee and have started attending different types of events. Whatever brings you to HYPE, it’s a great resource and, if you’re interested in becoming more involved, I encourage you to go for it! Everyone is so welcoming and your ideas and feedback are always appreciated.

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